"I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage."- Roald Dahl
Monday September 29 is when the final, typed, revised for content, and edited for grammar memoir is due. Only about ten students in all three classes turned their memoir in on Friday. They will the rubric as a reference for the requirements for the memoir, so just ask them to show it to you. I'm planning a memoir writing celebration on Friday October 3. The students will be asked if they would like to bring anything on Tuesday. Basically they can bring in whatever food or drink they would like to share with the class and enjoy since they all worked so hard on their memoirs.
There will be a vocabulary quiz on Wednesday on the words they have been studying since last week. In addition, students will meet with their memoir book group this week, too. They will be doing a final discussion and written reflection on the book as a group. If they don't finish with their group on Wednesday, they are responsible for finishing the work.
Thank you for all the communication with me and support at home. Grades should be updated once again by Monday evening. In addition, parent teacher conferences will be the next two Thursdays - Thursday October 2 and Thursday October 9. Call the school office to schedule one if you have not done so already.
Sincerely, Mrs. Becky Leffler GMSS seventh grade language arts email: firstname.lastname@example.org homework portal: lefflerr.weebly.com